CTET Syllabus 2018
Team Careers360, 04 Jun 2018

CTET Syllabus 2018 – CBSE has released the CTET syllabus 2018 for both Primary (for Class 1 to 5) and Elementary stage (for class 6 to 8). The syllabus of CTET 2018 is quite important that a candidate must follow before planning for the test. CTET 2018 will be held in offline mode. CTET syllabus enables the aspiring candidates to know all the topics from different sections of the exam, from where the questions can be asked. Syllabus of CTET 2018 helps the candidates prepare for their CTET Exam in a better way, as it saves their time and energy in finding books and study material for the test.

Latest: CTET Application Form 2018 available now 

 

The CTET Exam 2018 will be conducted for two stages, primary stage and elementary stage based on multiple choice questions. The Primary stage (paper 1) will be conducted for those candidates who wish to become teachers for class 1 to 5 whereas, the elementary stage (paper 2) will be conducted for those candidates who wish to become teachers for class 5 to 8. Those candidates who intend to become teachers for both levels can appear for both the stages of CTET exam 2018.

 

CTET Syllabus 2018 for Primary Stage (paper 1)

Sr. no.

Topics

NO. of Questions

Marks

1.

Language 1 (compulsory)

30

30

2.

Language 2 (complusory)

30

30

3.

Mathematics

30

30

4.

Environmental Studies

30

30

5.

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Total

150

150

  • CTET 2018 will be conducted in offline mode

  • Paper I will be conducted for the recruitment of teachers for Class 1 to 5.

  • The questions will of multiple choice

  • The total number of questions asked will be 150

  • Candidates will be given 2.30 hours to complete Paper I

CTET Syllabus 2018 of Language - I

A. CTET  Syllabus for Language Comprehension

Reading unseen passages – one prose or drama, two passages, and one poem with questions on grammar, inference, comprehension, verbal ability (Prose passage may be narrative, discursive, literary or scientific).

 

B. CTET  Syllabus for Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Remedial Teaching

  • Principles of Language Teaching

  • Learning and acquisition

  • The critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

  • Role of listening and speaking; a function of language and how children use it as a tool

  • Language Skills

  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

CTET Syllabus 2018 of Language - II

A. CTET 2018 Syllabus for  Comprehension

Two discursive/literary/narrative/scientific unseen prose passages with question on grammar, verbal ability and comprehension.

B. Pedogogy of Language Development

  • Language Skills

  • Principles of Language Teaching

  • Learning and acquisition

  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders.

  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

  • Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

  • Remedial Teaching

  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool. 

CTET Syllabus 2018 of Mathematics

 A. CTET Syllabus for Maths Content

  • Numbers

  • Data Handling

  • Time

  • Weight

  • Addition and Subtraction

  • Multiplication

  • Division

  • Measurement

  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding

  • Volume

  • Solids around Us

  • Patterns

  • Money

  • Geometry 

B. CTET  Syllabus for Pedagogical issues

  • Community Mathematics

  • Problems of Teaching

  • Language of Mathematics

  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods

  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning 

CTET Syllabus 2018 of Environmental Sciences

A. CTET Syllabus for EVS Content 

1. Family and Friends:

  • Relationships

  • Work and Play

  • AnimalsPlants

2. Food

3. Shelter

4. Water

5. Travel

6. Things We Make and Do

B. CTET Syllabus for Pedagogical Issues

  • Learning Principles

  • Concept and scope of EVS

  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education

  • Approaches to presenting concepts

  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science

  • Problems

  • Activities

  • The significance of EVS & integrated EVS

  • Discussion

  • Experimentation/Practical Work

  • Teaching material/Aids

  • CCE 

CTET Syllabus 2018 of Child Development and Pedagogy

 A. Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

  • Influence of Heredity & Environment

  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning

  • Principles of the development of children

  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

  • Language & Thought

  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement

  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc

  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

B. Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

C. Learning and Pedagogy

  • Motivation and learning

  • Cognition & Emotions

  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental.

  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance

CTET 2018 Syllabus for Elementary Stage (Paper II)

Sr.no

Topics

NO. of Questions

Marks

1.

Language I (compulsory)

30

30

2.

Language II (compulsory)

30

30

3.

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

4.

Mathematics and Science

(for Mathematics and Science teacher)

60

60

5.

Social Studies/Social Science

(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150 

  • CTET 2018 (Paper II) will be conducted in offline mode

  • Paper II will be conducted for the recruitment of teachers for Class 6 to 8

  • There will be a total of 150 questions

  • Candidates will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete this paper

CTET 2018 Syllabus for Language I 

A. Language Comprehension

Reading unseen passages

Two passages, one prose or drama and one poem with questions based on inference, grammar, comprehension, and verbal

ability (Prose passage may be discursive, scientific, literary or narrative)

B. Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Language Skills

  • Learning and acquisition

  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;

  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

  • Principles of language Teaching.

  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders.

  • Remedial Teaching

  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom.

CTET 2018 Syllabus for Language II

 

A. CTET Syllabus for Comprehension

Two unseen prose passages (discursive/literary/narrative/scientific)

with question on grammar,verbal ability and comprehension.

 

B. Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Language Skills

  • Principles of language Teaching

  • Learning and acquisition

  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom language difficulties, errors and disorders

  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

  • Remedial Teaching

  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

  • Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

CTET Syllabus 2018 for Child Development and Pedagogy

 

A. Child Development (Elementary School Child)

  • Influence of Heredity & Environment

  • Principles of the development of children

  • Language & Thought

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning

  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)

  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc

  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement. 

B. Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc

C. Learning and Pedagogy

  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process

  • Cognition & Emotions

  • Motivation and learning

  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning

  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance

CTET Syllabus 2018 of Mathematics and Science 

A. Mathematics

I. Content

1. Number System

  • Whole Numbers

  • Negative Numbers and Integers

  • Fractions

  • Playing with Numbers

  • Knowing our Numbers

2. Geometry

  • Symmetry: (reflection)

  • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)

  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)

  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)

3. Algebra

  • Introduction to Algebra

  • Ratio and Proportion

4. Data handling

5. Mensuration

 

II. Pedagogical issues

  • Community Mathematics

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking

  • Remedial Teaching

  • Language of Mathematics

  • Problem of Teaching

  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

  • Evaluation

B. Science

I. Content

1. Food

  • Cleaning food

  • Sources of food

  • Components of food

2. How things work

  • Magnets

  • Electric current and circuits

3. Materials – materials of daily use

4. The World of the Living

5. Moving Things People and Ideas

6. Natural Resources

7. Natural Phenomena

 

II. Pedagogical Issues

  • Understanding & Appreciating Science

  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives

  • Innovation

  • Approaches/Integrated Approach

  • Nature & Structure of Sciences

  • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/effective

  • Text Material/Aids

  • Problems

  • Remedial Teaching

  • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)

CTET 2018 Syllabus for Social Studies/Social Sciences 

I. Content

1. Geography

  • Globe

  • Air

  • Water

  • Planet: Earth in the solar system

  • Geography as a social study and as a science

  • Resources: Types-Natural and Human

  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment

  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication

  • Agriculture 

2. History

  • When, Where and How

  • The Earliest Societies

  • The First Farmers and Herders

  • The First Cities

  • Early States

  • New Ideas

  • The First Empire

  • Contacts with Distant lands

  • Political Developments

  • Culture and Science

  • New Kings and Kingdoms

  • Sultans of Delhi

  • Architecture

  • Creation of an Empire

  • Social Change

  • Regional Cultures

  • The Establishment of Company Power

  • Rural Life and Society

  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies

  • The Revolt of 1857-58

  • Women and reform

  • Challenging the Caste System

  • The Nationalist Movement

  • India After Independence 

3. Social and Political Life

  • Making a Living

  • Local Government

  • State Government

  • Government

  • Democracy

  • Diversity

  • Unpacking Gender

  • Understanding Media

  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

  • The Judiciary

  • The Constitution

  • Parliamentary Government 

II. Pedagogical Issues

  • Sources – Primary & Secondary

  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies

  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence

  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies

  • Developing Critical thinking

  • Evaluation

  • Projects Work

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